Friday, October 30, 2009
Many of the controlling group of councillors are themselves farmers of course - including the Conservative Leader Martin Hill, so I'll be watching with fascination...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The change of heart is a victory for the long running campaign by local people - and supported by the Stamford Mercury.
Today's Mercury reports that a decision will be made next week to go for a 'consultation' before possibly making the changes in six months time.
If you see Deeping St James Conservative district councillors Ray Auger or Brian Hellyar - or any of their Tory mates - ask them why they are delaying doing the decent thing for another six months...
WHY NOT NOW...?
Here's the video evidence of right-wing extremist Nick Griffin appearing with Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Racist Griffin is seen talking about his plans to change his language to sell his policies until he gets control the British media before revealing his true agenda.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Some are threatening to quit Cameron's Conservatives after learning that all local applicants to replace disgraced North Hykeham and Sleaford MP Douglas Hogg have been excluded from the selection process - without even reaching the interview stage.
Mr Hogg hit the national headlines over his expense claims for cleaning his moat at his country pile.
The local would-be candidates include Christine Talbot, my old sparring partner at Lincolnshire County Council, who has broken cover to tell the Lincolnshire Echo to say even non-Tories are upset with the process.
Christine was Conservative candidate in Lincoln in the 2001 general election when she was beaten by Labour's Gilly Merron, now a Government Minister.
The Tory parachute row follows a similar row over their selection in Grantham and Stamford where Christine was also one of the hopefuls.
Another, then Tory county councillor Mark Horn for Bourne went public and attacked the shortlist which he said was made up of
wealthy, metropolitan, privileged, bright young things...totally out of touch with ordinary folk with no local connections...simply careerists looking for a safe seat.The result was the selection of Londoner Nick Boles.
With many more MPs expected to resign of the parliamentary expenses scandal, I'm sure we haven't heard the last of Christine!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
He's the same leader of Barnet council in north London who was hailed by wee Georgie Osborne recently for facing the "age of austerity and showing the Conservative Party how its done..."
Now we know exactly what wee Georgie meant...
He'll be telling us next that "We're all in this together..."
Same old, eh?
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Id we're "all in it together" as he's have us believe, how come his first priority is still a tax break for a few of the richest estates in the country by cutting inheritance tax for millionaires...?